“My Dad Rocks” Father’s Day Card

I’m a huge fan of shaped cards and with a little playing you can create a shaped card out of nearly any shape you want.  Today I am going to share a fun sunglasses shaped card.


“My Dad Rocks” Sunglasses Card Supplies:


Step 1: Use an electronic cutting maching to cut out a sunglasses card.  To make a shape into a card you should: Mirror the image above the original and then weld the top edges together.

Technique Tip: Core’dinations cardstock cuts beautifully on the Silhouette Cameo. If you notice in my picture below my edges are a little rough!  To avoid that make sure to do the following settings: Set your blade at 4 (I had it set at 2 here before I realized it was too late), your speed at 3, thickness at 33, and set it to Double-Cut.  This will give you a clean cut.  But if you goof up like me and forget to change your blade to the right setting, a little sanding with our Sand-it Gadget will take care of the rough edges!

Fathers Day Card 1

Step 2: Use the lens space to trace and cut out some lenses on the Metallic Silver paper.  Cut them out and emboss them.

Fathers Day Card 2

Step 3: Add the lenses to the card and attach a sentiment at the top.  I used this cut file for my sentiment.

Fathers Day Card 4

Step 4:  Add some finishing touches, a couple of stars, some white outlining, and you are done!


It’s all ready to add a fun message inside to Dad!



Father’s Day Necktie Gift Bag

Here’s a cute way to give Dad his treats this Father’s Day.  This shirt gift bag is quick and easy enough to get the kiddos in on the action as well.  Think what fun it would be to have an ugly tie contest (and Dad wouldn’t be stuck wearing it!)

shirtFather’s Day Necktie Gift Bag Supplies:

Step 1.  Cut paper 10″ x 11 1/2″

Step 2.  With the kraft side facing up, the the short edge lined up across the top fence, score at 2″.

Step 3.  Turn the paper a quarter turn, counter-clockwise and score at 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 6″, and 8″.  Go to the first large block (between 2 1/2″ and 6″), score every 1/4″ – just down to the horizontal score, to create the pinstripes for the front of the shirt.

Step 4.  Turn the paper over, so that the color is facing upwards.  Score at 4 1/2″ and 10″

Step 5.  Clip the tabs at the bottom.


Step 6.  Sand the pin-stripes.


Step 7.  Fold along the scores to assemble the bag.


Step 8.  Pinch the top of the bag together, and cut an inch in on each side.


Step 9.  Fold the tabs in to form the collar.


Step 10.  Hand cut a tie.  Adhere to the bag. Secure the collar using double sided tape.


Now the fun will just be thinking what goodies to put in your bag!



“Nuts About You” Father’s Day Card

Anyone who crafts knows that there are not a lot of products out there that are masculine. Plenty of flowers, butterflies and glitter, but those choices don’t really pair well with the men in our lives. I was so excited to see the new Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Core- my first thought was how great it was going to be for my “boy” layouts and cards! I was right. It is perfect! Paired with a diamond plate embossing folder, it looks just like the Jeeps that my boys drive.

I wanted to use this cardstock for my Father’s Day cards this year. I used such a simple design that I replicated this card for my husband, my dad and my father-in-law.


“Nuts About You” Father’s Day Card Supplies: 


Step One:  Trim silver metallic cardstock to 5″ x 3.75″. Insert trimmed paper into embossing folder and emboss. Remove, and apply black ink to cardstock. The black ink will give the shiny silver a more aged pewter look.


Step Two:  Sand cardstock to reveal kraft core. This gives the metallic cardstock a rusted appearance. Adhere to card base.


Step Three:  Die cut “nut” shapes.

Designer Tip: Use washi tape to position dies, so you will get an exact placement when cutting.


Step Four:  Adhere die cut elements to front of the card. Computer generate, stamp or hand write sentiment, attach sentiment to card using s standard stapler.


Repeat for as many masculine metallic cards you would like. I am pairing my cards with a large jar of….you guessed it,  honey-roasted peanuts.

Let the men in your life know how “nuts” you are about them!



Father’s Day Photo Tower Gift

May 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Core Projects, Gifts & Party

I can hardly believe that it is almost June, school is almost out and it’s almost Summer time! It seems like 2015 just started. Since June is around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about Father’s Day Gifts. Today, I’m so excited to share this Father’s Day Gift – Photo Tower with you. I’ve wanted to make something like this for a long time, and I finally got it done! AND, it is the perfect piece for my husbands desk at work!


Father’s Day Photo Tower Gift Supplies:

  • Core Basics Patterned Paper
  • Darice Wood Blocks
  • 1 – Large Bolt (I used a 5/8″ x 8″ galvanized bolt)
  • 5 – Large Nuts (I used 5/8″)
  • 1 – Smaller Nut
  • Wood Base
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Darice Wood Glue
  • Drill with Drill Bit
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Photos
  • Super Glue


Step 1. Using a drill, take the threads out of the center of 3 nuts. This will make it so they can slide on the bolt, without being screwed on.


Step 2. Drill a hole in the center of your blocks.


Step 3. Paint your blocks and base.


Step 4. Using your paper trimmer, cut your Core Basics Patterned Paper to be the size you need for the side of your blocks.


Step 5. Using Wood Glue, put some on your block and spread it out into a thin layer with a paint brush.


Step 6. Place your paper on to the wood glue. Smooth the paper out well and make sure it sticks down to the wood.


Step 7. Do this to each side of each block until all sides have paper on them.


Step 8. Put pictures on blocks. It would be really fun to take a bunch of pictures of normal faces, silly faces, and serious faces, and put some on each side of the blocks.


Step 9. I decided to add some words to one side of the blocks, so I printed these up and cut them to the size that I needed.


Step 10. Attach the words to the blocks.


Step 11. Using super glue, glue a large nut to the center of the base. While that is drying, build your stack of blocks and nuts on the bolt. The bolt head goes at the top, working your way down you’ll have a block, large nut (threads drilled out), block, large nut (threads drilled out), block, large nut (threads drilled out), and block. You’ll have just a little bit of your bolt hanging out the bottom.


Step 12. Screw your Photo Tower onto the nut you glued onto the base.


Step 13. Next, using super glue, glue a large nut to the bolt head at the top.


Step 14. Glue the smaller nut to the very top. This creates a masculine type of finial for the top. It’s the perfect finishing touch, don’t you think?


You are all finished! I know I can’t wait to give this to my husband, and for him to have it on his desk!


I love what the nuts in between the blocks add.


I think the nuts at the top are my favorite though.


I have to say, this is one of my most favorite Father’s Day Gifts that I’ve ever put together!


Who would you make one of these for?



Happy Wednesday!

June 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket

We have another FABULOUS day for you today.  We have some MORE  inspirational Father’s Day project for you today.

We love dads and the men in our lives.

Leica Forrest created this uber cool layout using masking and the backside of her

Cosmo Cricket Core’dinations Core Impressions.

Leica flipped her Core Impressions over and use the backside and then masked her title.

Masking on Core!!! WE LOVE IT! Looks fabulous, doesn’t it? Just another way that Core’dinations can be your “go to” cardstock for ANY project.

Here is a detail shot for you.  LOVE this idea of masking on Core. Stay tuned for some more tips and tricks on this technique in the next few weeks! ;)

Good Morning!

June 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Preferred Partners

I hope everyone had a great weekend and a fun Father’s day. Celebrating the men in our lives is such a treat!

I wanted to share a quick last minute Father’s day gift that I made utilizing some Core’dinations and October Afternoon that would be perfect for any Holiday for your man, friends or family. My husband travels Monday through Friday during the week and we miss him while he is gone so the point of this gift was to have something for him to carry with him in his laptop bag as a reminder of how much we love him and are proud of him.

Here is the badge. Every Dad needs to have one of these, don’t you think? I used two different kinds of Gray Core’dinatins cardstock on here. For the badge I used Weathered Tin and the core is a lighter shade of gray. Then for the Card/Mini book, I used Stormy Gray which has a white Core.

And the back. Just adhere a safety pin to the back he can display it proudly:

And the front of the Card/Mini book:

And the inside {super simple}:

And here is Henry modeling it for you. Please don’t mind his Cheeto infused shirt:

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